BA Art, Immaculate Heart College, Los Angeles, CA
MA Communications/Latin American Studies, UNAM, Mexico City
PhD Educational Leadership, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA
At EWU, Barbara Loste has taught 100-200-300 level Spanish and currently teachers survey classes of Hispanic/Latino Literature. She is a team leader with EWU’s Advanced Languages Program.
Previously, Dr. Loste directed 1492: An Ongoing Voyage, a bilingual exhibition at the Library of Congress, Washington, DC and was a consultant with the USDA Forest Service developing cultural projects in Central America and the Caribbean. She has lived and worked throughout Latin America, and has traveled “as much as possible” in Europe and Asia. She enjoys exploring cultural diversity with students.
In her free time, Barbara paints, gardens, travels, and sees films. She volunteers with the Spokane Arts Commission, The Spokane International Film Festival, and Friends of Mmofra, a non-profit that supports Mmofra Foundation in Ghana, West Africa. She is on the Board of Hermanas Spokane, a non-profit that acts in solidarity with rural women elders and their families in El Salvador.
Her dissertation was a feminist biography of her former teacher and mentor, artist Corita Kent.
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